Debbie Szpanka

Communications and Community Outreach
Title: Director of Communications and Community Outreach
Phone: 843-540-2274

Debbie Szpanka Headshot 2022Debbie Szpanka is the Director of Communications and Community Outreach. She oversees numerous facets of the Town’s communication strategy, media relations, and the Town’s written content. She is proud to work for a town she loves.

To make her last name easier, just drop the “z” it’s the curse of the Polish silent consonant. 

Debbie has lived and worked in Bluffton since 1997, during which she was a television reporter for two local television stations, executive director of the local Red Cross chapter, marketing director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, and public information officer for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.  

Debbie is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and was a radio reporter for The Nasdaq Stock Market, based out of the National Association of Securities Dealers.  

Debbie earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Alabama.

She is active in local community groups. Her biggest passion is being the manager of the local greyhound halfway house, otherwise known as her battered backyard, as these athletic dogs make their transition between their professional careers and retirement. 


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